Fukushima: Cosmic rays and radioactive bluefin tuna
Let start with this article by Jeremy Hsu, on LiveScience: Cosmic Rays May Reveal Damage to Fukushima’s Nuclear Reactors. Radiation is still leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 tsunami-related meltdown in Japan, making any damage assessment dangerous for both humans and machines. Instead, high-energy particles created by ... More
Spread the word about Malaria and the plant that could save lives
The Lantana camara plant grows in much of sub-Saharan Africa and is a natural mosquito repellant. Concern Worldwide has partnered with other organizations to develop a research team that planted Lantana around 231 houses, then measured the number of mosquitoes inside people’s homes. Those houses with Lantana had 56% fewer of the most common ... More
Smart Sports Bra can detect breast cancer
October 2012 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day was yesterday. Needless to say this article published on Mashable last week is of high interest although a bit geeky. According to the article: First Warning Systems‘ Breast Tissue Screening Bra is like a continuous monitoring system for breast cancer that could be more ... More
When will you die? Ask your Telomeres!
We will all die, eventually and some people wish they knew ‘when‘… The answer may come soon: ‘A small Spanish biological research company was deluged with queries after reports that its blood test could predict the age you would die’, says an article published by The Guardian. Giles Tremlett, who wrote the article, explains: ... More